Aviation In Canada

Monday, February 14, 2005

Aviation Safety Letter

The Aviation Safety Letter has been mentioned in previous posts here. It's a valuable resource for learning, as much as it is a stitch in the craw of those who hate rules and procedures. Their slogan used to be one that I really like:

Learn from the mistakes of others. You'll not live long enough to make them all yourself.

Throughout their articles, you will read how some operator skimped on an expense which ultimately lead to a crash, or how a pilot made an improper decision to carry out a flight or an approach when conditions the reader, who invariably has more time to think about it, knows a problem is likely to occur. Personally, I find post-accident investigations incredibly fascinating. Why things happen the way they do, how things are interconnected, and the psychology behind the decisions made.

And, the Aviation Safety Letter gives us a chance to relive incidents and accidents, giving us the opportunity to learn from the mistakes of others. The letters are archived, as mentioned before, here: